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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chemical analysis mean? 

  The noun CHEMICAL ANALYSIS has 1 sense:

1. the act of decomposing a substance into its constituent elements

  Familiarity information: CHEMICAL ANALYSIS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1chemical analysis [BACK TO TOP]


The act of decomposing a substance into its constituent elements

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Nouns denoting acts or actions


chemical analysis; qualitative analysis

Hypernyms ("chemical analysis" is a kind of...):

analysis (an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chemical analysis"):

uranalysis; urinalysis ((medicine) the chemical analysis of urine (for medical diagnosis))

scatology ((medicine) the chemical analysis of excrement (for medical diagnosis or for paleontological purposes))

polarography (an electrochemical method of chemical analysis)

quantitative analysis; quantitative chemical analysis (chemical analysis to determine the amounts of each element in the substance)

spectrographic analysis; spectrometry; spectroscopic analysis; spectroscopy; spectrum analysis (the use of spectroscopes to analyze spectra)

dialysis (separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes)

dating; geological dating (use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens)

thermogravimetry (the measurement of changes in weight as a function of changes in temperature used as a technique of chemically analyzing substances)

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